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, no. now's the time to go big. get thing done for good. here he was, the president just this morning. >> i will not sign a 30 day or a 60 day or a 90-day extension. that's not an septemberabaccept approach. if it's hard now, how are the guys going to be thinking six months from now in the middle of an election season when they're all up. it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. we might as well do it now. pull off the band aid, eat our peas. now's the time to do it. if not now, when? >> brianna at the white house. bring us up to date. are the high stakes talks happening right this very second? >> as we understand it, brooke, these meetings continue here at the white house. president obama with top democrats and republicans in congress. you heard the tone that the president was striking there, like a parent trying to get two kids to share. he's been saying he's bending over backwards, giving up a lot and republicans are not. of course, that is his side of the story. if you were to think of him, he has a favorite child in all of this, right? the democrats. that's his par
heated yesterday between obama and eric cantor. while they bicker, the big three credit rating agencies are warning the aaa bond status could be at risk. the debt ceiling deadline, as you may know, is august 2nd, but the president set tomorrow for the deadline to see if a grand bargain is possible, if not a bare bones bargain. if not, payments to critters, bill payments, you name it, there is not enough income to cover all that. every month we come up $125 billion short. if we cannot borrow to bridge the cap, 40% of the monthly obligations could not be paid, and that could include social security checks due to go out on august 3rd. the stakes we just laid out are monumental, so both sides have to give ground and risk their jobs for the good of the country. what is so hard about that, right? joining me with their insights on conflict resolution are cnn contributor, pete dominic, and family law attorney, mrs. winestein. what does it take for two entrenched parties to agree on a deal that both need? >> well, you know, the obvious is that you take the emotion out of the room and you try to
finally came out publicly with a bipartisan, big, tough plan, a framework for how to deal with our very real challenge with our record deficits and debt. it's my hope that the senate will consider cut, cap and be balance, defeat it and then put a responsible plan on the floor, one that shares the sacrifice across all the areas of our budget and that puts forward the kind of framework that everyone can support. bill: okay. on the cut, cap and balance, so you agree with harry reid that this is a waste of time on a balanced budget. why would a balanced budget amendment when polls show 72% of those surveyed favor it, why would you be opposed to that, senator? >> i don't speak for leader reid, obviously, but what i think the leader was suggesting was that with ten days left until we default on america's mortgage, we should be focusing on things that have a very real chance of passage in both houses and that can avoid the catastrophic consequences of defaulting on america's debt. i think leader reid and many of us in the senate are concerned that if we simply keep ping-ponging back and forth
by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the fore
, social security. things like that. things obama says would be a sacred cow for democrats. talk about big numbers. that $4 trillion was the largest number we've heard so far but that does not sit well with republicans, because they wanted absolutely no tax increases. president obama, democrats told me, simply said, look, i'll give you $4 trillion in spending cuts. give me one-third in new tax increases. something in ordinary political years i'm told by democrats, most republicans would jump on. after this has played out, over the last few days, mitch mcconnell came through with a last-ditch plan. here's what he had to offer. >> i would advocate that we pass legislation giving the president the authority, the authority, to request of us an increase in the deficit would take us past the end of his term. we would authorize him to request of us that we raise the debt ceiling for the amount that he says he needs. require him to list spending cuts he would make in the same amount as the debt ceiling request he's making of us. >> reporter: so, dylan, if you didn't quite get all that you're not a
, there's a big red carpet event, organized by the british academy of film and television arts. and that's about promoting young british talent in hollywood to the studio execs, but also expecting some very big a-list names. we're not being given any of those names yet, but everyone's going to show -- lots of a-listers have requested to go there. so i'm sure a lot of those requests have been accepted. i know our own piers morgan is going look. so it's definitely a-list. >> oh, piers is in! can't wait to get the scoop. max foster, thanks so much. and the royal couple's charm offensive is underway in tins ltown. in half an hour, we'll talk to "us weekly" melanie bromley to see how that is working, if it is. >>>and a plan to make traveling into space as routine as boarding an airplane. not just for astronauts, but for everyday people. coming up, the next level for someplace exploration. it's fascinating. >>> also, the nature of suffering economy. we'll look at the latest job numbers and what they mean for candidate s on the presidential campaign trail. and nevada has the highest unemploymen
a piece of legislation, so stay tuned. bill: we shall. it will be a big deal come next week. jason chaffetz, thank you, out of utah. martha: another day at the office, really. one group of workers, union workers, just sort of, you know, having a joke, a little smoke, booze, at the lunch hour. you know? the same kind of stuff we do around here, bill. one reporter got up close and personal. this is fascinating. bill: they don't have us on camera, though. martha: thank goodness! bill: team usa, world cup final, sunday at 2:00, what a day this was, abby wombach, she's like a superhero. martha: love her. bill: that header put her one up, team usa will play japan for all the marbles. martha: love it. bill: sunday afternoon. go usa! back in a moment. bill: some stories developing in "america's newsroom", there is new violence erupting in pakistan, gunmen in the streets of karachi, opening fire, leaving seven dead and more than two dozen injured. >>> dozens of suspects connected to the mexican mafia in custody after a huge gang raid in california. the mexican mafia, considered the oldest a
with fake documents to get real passports and then come to the u.s. and a big part of the problem is that countries aren't sharing information with each other. part of this government accountability office report says "even when countries have terrorist screening information, they may not have reciprocal relationships to share such information or other traveler information such as passenger airline lists with other countries to limit the ability of preventing travel of known or suspected terrorists." even though a passport can't kill someone, it can help a bad guy get in position to do some serious damage. >> travel documents are the same as weapons to terrorists. they can't carry out their plots without them. with our partners, and again, some of that is out of our control. we're closer to a c. >> and this gao report deals heavily with the breakdown, basically in communication with other countries. here at home, though, we are not perfect because since november 2001, just a few weeks after 9/11, there have been 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports. that's about seven a day a
to a default or to a downgrade. suzanne? >> that's a big deal. alison, it's been really hot. really, really hot this summer. what if your favorite drink disappeared from the stores. here's what is happening in minnesota. their budget crisis might actually turn into a beer emergency for some folks. a beer emergency. because the state has shut down and nobody is there to renew the permits and blue moon, you name them, so, you know, that's what they are dealing with there. you might have to switch to buzz wiser. i don't know what you drink. what do you drink? >> i'll go right to the hard stuff. to tequila. >> oh, geez, that's not supposed to be the solution here. go to the hard stuff. we'll see what happens. we will see what happens. but that's just one of the many things that we're looking at when we talk about this economic crisis that is turning into a beer emergency. alison, don't do that hard stuff. >> all right. okay. >>> here's a reminder to vote for the story you'd like to see. you can cast your vote by texting 22360. text 1 for crack down on china, homemade guns flooding on to the streets
? >>> plus our big city crowd has gone a bit country this morning for one of the hottest acts around. blake shelton. look at that crowd. the cma's male vocalist of the year takes over our summer concert stage in the 8:30 half-hour. >>> first let's begin with this fatal fall at a baseball game. kim fisher from kxas the nbc station in dallas is at the rangers ballpark in arlington. kim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. everyone out here is simply in shock over what happened here last night. it started off as a typical play. josh hamilton, snagged a foul ball, he went to toss it up into the stands. but it is what happened in the seconds after that that simply shocked everyone. 39-year-old shannon stone who had come to the game with his son, reached out to grab that ball and he fell over the railing. now some of the people who were around did try to grab him but they just couldn't do it as he fell over. he did fall 20 feet but what we understand is that he was coherent while he was down there talking with paramedics, asking about his son, making sure his son was okay. some of the f
in august. so that has a big trickle-down effect. because now they won't be able to pay their bills. you think about the economy we're in. we're thinking about potentially going into another recession. if they can't pay their bills, it will affect their credit, the interest rates they're already paying, and potentially more fees. and it's going to hurt. >> the president already said. he said in an interview this week, i don't know if those checks, if we'll be able to send those checks out. another group we're talking about here. a couple of groups, government workers and unemployed. >> first with the government workers. we're talking about maybe a potentially 40% cut. this means a lot more furloughs. and keep in mind, we've already got employees that are furloughed right now. you're talking about, it could affect the military workers, any kind of government, federal government workers. we'll see cuts in rail systems, parks closing. different things. and we've been here before and seen this potentially happening. now we're really looking and facing that this could be real. >> you're menti
current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're going to talk about wendy murdoch, the wife of rupert murdoch. she was the first person to leap to her husband's defense when a protester tried to hit him in the face with a pie as he was testifying in fr
to swim the whole time in order to try to fight the current to get to finally what i called the big rock. it was a big island in the middle of this area about maybe 5 miles from where i started. >> and when you were discovered, were you still alone? how much time did you spend alone once you were finally out of the water? was there any chaos around you? try to describe the environment you were in. >> well, the environment to get to the big rock, first i was thrown into some huge boulders. and i felt my body crushing, so i had to jump out of there in order to keep from being knocked out or killed in the rocks. so i jumped to the other side, which was kind of a more smaller rocky beach area. and i asked the lord to give me a hand to get to the shore. and suddenly a big wave came over and i rolled with the wave in order to get to the shore. and i rolled again with the second wave and i rolled with the third and crawled to the beach. and i took my life vest off and posted it on the stick to notify people i was there. and i found a corner and i slept because i -- my body was totally exhausted
's already dead. that's a big lie. >> reporter: on wednesday, casey's parents, cindy and george left home again with nothing to say publicly. the anthony family has received death threats. while outside of the courthouse, mike estherly put a sign in her window that reads "baby killer". >> how can she be free after she killed her baby. >> reporter: most protesters are venting anger, there's always a possibility one could act out, targeting tanthony family, including casey when she's released or the 12 jurors. >> some of them will be vetted and found out and people will know who they are and they're terrified of that coming out. >> it's unclear when casey is released either today or ever if she'll earn money off of her notoriety. to that end, the state has filed a motion to tax her if she is earning any profits after this. there is a law in florida that allows the prosecution to recover the costs from the investigation and the prosecution and those costs easily exceed $1 million. >> kerry sanders, kerry, interesting point. mark lipman is george and cindy anthony's attorney. good morning to
of higher than expected receipts, but they're going to have a couple big social security payments and interest payments due, so it's not entirely clear to the markets or to anybody else when treasury will exhaust its reserves. >> annie lowery, economic and business reporter for slate. >>> well, joining me from the hill now illinois republican congressman robert dold who serves on the financial services committee. representative dold, thanks for being here this morning. it's a busy day. >> thanks for having me. i appreciate it. >> i know, sir, that you supported john boehner's plan, but you say you would have voted for it without a budget balanced amendment. why are some of your colleagues saying they need that fully knowing it would not pass the senate? >> the number of my colleagues booef e plea of we have to change the way washington is working, so we've been grossly overspending for a long period of time. it's been happening on both sides of the aisle. it's a clear washington problem. american families have tightened their belt. american businesses have done the same. they shou
. however there is disagreement over that point, big disagreement over that point. >> the other thing we'll be looking at is of course whether or not there will be issue with the credit rating. we'll talk about that. rebecca thanks. chris? >> thank you. >>> there is news of another arrest in the widening phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the
and congressmen don't get social security, they get really big pensions for life, so i don't think they really care whether anybody else out there starves. >> clearly, no one is taking this lightly. >> folks depend on it. rebecca, thanks. >>> there is news this morning of another arrest in the phone hacking scandal in britt. in the meantime, rupert murdoch is pressured to appear about lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london with more on this this morning. >> reporter: we are hearing a ninth person has been arrested. the former executive editor of "news of the world." the late-breaking news this morning is the british government committee issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally a serious question whether they can be compelled to appear. did this control in high gear. rupert murdoch and his son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. in a matter of days, their company news corp shut down a newspaper "news of the world." withdrawn a bid for a pay television
there are also big signs that speaker boehner is facing a vocal rebellion among the gop ranks, among republican ranks. this morning on conservative talk radio he tried to rally the troops. >> is it true that you told some of the republican members this morning that you need to get your a word in line behind this debt ceiling bill? >> i sure did. listen, this is time to do what is doable. this bill isn't perfect. >> what have we got to do? >> just moments after he spoke those words from fellow republicans and tea party leaders were rallying against his bill outside the capitol. >> folks, we've got to hold the line. we've got to stand strong. we can't let down the people who elected us last november. >> we have the boehner proposal on the table. it will cut next year $1billion [ audience boos ] >> we are spending $1 billion an hour virtually. that is insignificant and not meaningful reform. >> tea party favorites rand paul and jim demint. one of the rally organizers saying compromise simply is not the answer. >> we do think compromise is a bad word. if you look at what's happened, compromise has
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